books

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Latest releases!

The Great Zoo Hullabaloo!
by Mark Carthew, illustrated by Anil Tortop. Published by New Frontier Publishing (Distributed Scholastic).
ISBN 9781925059786 (HB)

MARVIN & MARIGOLD: The Big Sneeze!
illustrated by Simon Prescott, published by New Frontier Publishing (Distributed Scholastic)

Were’ Orff! by Tamara O’Brien and Dr Mark Carthew

THE PROGRAM THAT TRAINS YOU AS YOU TEACH
A stunningly easy program for teaching music using the Orff approach.
NO ORFF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Orff practitioner and award-winning Australian composer Tamara O'Brien joins forces with Dr Mark Carthew, Children's rhyme guru, to bring 10 delightful Orff-based units to life. Utilising speech, rhyme, rhythm, body percussion, movement, tuned and untuned percussion ... and lots of exploration and improvisation ... these infectious activities all lead to joyful performance.

  • Clearly set out, easy to follow steps - a recipe for success.
  • Activities supported by CD tracks and filmed demonstrations.
  • Little to no set-up time required.
  • Each unit steps the teacher and students through an Orff-based approach to exploring music.

Each package consists of ...

  • BOOK of lesson plans
  • CD demos of songs, backings and teaching ideas
  • DVD workshop of Tamara teaching students (+ teacher tips)!

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THE MOOSE IS LOOSE!
illustrated by Matt Stanton, published by HarperCollins / ABC Books

It’s HERE! Print and eBook … iTunes & Kindle!

Witches Britches

Images © Mike Spoor.

Machino Supremo! Poems about Machines Janeen Brian & Mark Carthew, illustrated by John Veeken (Celapene Press) Oct 2009 ISBN 9780980699401

 

Newts, Lutes & Bandicoots (NewHard back Edition) by Mark Carthew
Illustrated by Mike Spoor (IP Kidz) Nov 2009 ISBN 9781921479335.

Can You Keep a Secret?

* Currently OUT-OF-PRINT
Can You Keep a Secret?
Timeless rhymes to share & treasure

Selected by Mark Carthew, illus. by Jobi Murphy, Oct 2008, Random House Australia ISBN 9781741662481 (hbk.)

Can You Keep a Secret? Timeless Songs to share and treasureNow accompanied by a CD of Can You Keep a Secret? Timeless songs to share & treasure
Random House Australia ISBN 9333290009554

Click to hear songs from the CD!

CBCA

STOP PRESS: Children’s Book Council of Australia 2009 Early Childhood Notable book!

Five Little Owls, picture book by Mark Carthew & illustrated by Mini Goss (2008, 2014)
* Shortlisted 2008 Speech Pathology Australia Book Awards
- New Paperback Edition. New Frontier Publishing, distributed Scholastic Australia. ISBN 9781921042201

Also available in South Africa via Shuter & Shooter Publishers (SONGOLOLO), and in Korea.

Five Little Owls
The Gobbling Tree

The Gobbling Tree
by Mark Carthew, Illustrated by Susy Boyer, (2008, 2014), New Frontier Publishing, distributed Scholastic Australia. New Paperback Edition ISBN: 9781921042393

WINNER 2009 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards! Best Book For Language Development: Lower Primary

It’s BACK! NEW print and eBook edition

Wicked Wizards and Leaping Lizards
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by Mark Carthew & Illustrated by Mike Spoor (UK) Random House ISBN: 1-74166-177-3

* Shortlisted 2008 Speech Pathology Australia Book Awards

Wicked Wizards & Leaping Lizards
Doctor! Doctor! Doctor! Doctor! Skits and sketches collected by Mark Carthew, illustrated by David Cox, Chatterbox series -Upper Primary Pearson Education Australia, October 2005 ISBN: 073395620

Newts, Lutes & Bandicoots (New Hard back Edition) by Mark Carthew
Illustrated by Mike Spoor (IP Kidz) Nov 2009

ISBN 9781921479335

Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots